Members and Clergy of F.A.I.T.H. congregations can be nominated for leadership roles within the organization. Each position is term limited so that leadership rotates year to year.
Rev Wendell Webster Mt Zion AME, Daytona Beach Co-Chair
The Reverend Wendell C. Webster is the spiritual leader of the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. Rev. Webster was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Duval County Public School system. He later attended Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. After working in higher education for many years, he returned to the Wilberforce, Ohio, community to attend Payne Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Rev. Webster is an advocate for youth and young adults as evidenced by his over twenty years of previous employment in higher education and recruitment and scholarships for various public and private colleges and foundations. He started the Leona Daniels Day Scholarship while pastoring at New Fountain Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church which provides college scholarships to the youth of the Jacksonville community. For the past 28 years, Reverend Webster had been married to the lovely Mrs. Sheila Webster, his college sweetheart and they are the proud parents of four children; Kani, Matthew, Zachary, and Jordan.
Ms. Terre Tumminello Our Lady of Lourdes, Daytona Beach Treasurer
Terre has served as the FAITH Recording Secretary 2005-07, Co-chair 2008-09, Vice Chair 2010, Treasurer for 2011-14 and Corresponding Secretary for 2015-2018. She is a long time member of the Finance Committee and she was a recipient of the Pillar of FAITH Award. At Our Lady of Lourdes, Terre is the coordinator of the FAITH Justice Ministry Team. Terre’s working background includes management positions in the banking industry and in several non-profits in Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband Frank have been residents of Daytona Beach since 2005.
Rev Sharon Dey Tomoka United Methodist, Ormond Beach Corresponding Secretary
Sharon Dey is a United Methodist pastor. She and her husband Geoff live in Ormond Beach and have been married 45 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. A Florida native, Sharon graduated from Mainland High School, Stetson University, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Though officially retired after twenty years of ministry, she is active at Tomoka UMC, in the Sonrise Emmaus Community, and in FAITH. To relax, she likes to read, do crossword puzzles, and walk on the beach. Micah 6:8 has been a favorite Bible verse since childhood.
Father Matt Mello Our Lady of Hope, Port Orange Co-Chair
Fr. Matthew Mello is not new to Justice Ministry. Fr. Matt Mello was ordained a priest in 1987 and began his first assignment at Holy Name Jesus in Melbourne, Florida. In August of 1998, Fr. Matt was assigned as Pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in Lakeland, Florida. While in Lakeland, several churches were organizing to form a justice ministry with the help of DART (Direct Action and Research Training). The organization was called PEACE (Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment). It started small with assemblies of 125 people to when Fr. Matt left Lakeland; the last assembly had 1200 people attending. Fr. Matt had many roles in the membership and the leadership part of PEACE; he served as co-chair from 2009-11. PEACE had many victories for the people of Polk County including drug testing and rehabilitation for inmates, and healthcare clinics for all people taking 15,000 off the emergency room demand at Lakeland regional hospital. In 2014 Fr. Matt was appointed Pastor of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island, Florida. During the years that he served in Merritt Island, he helped organize 14 churchrs with the help of DART to form Brevard Justice Ministry. In August of 2020 he was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Port Orange.
Father Chris Hoffmann Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Deltona Recording Secretary
Fr. Chris Hoffmann was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1960. He graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. In Accounting in 1982 and from St. Mary's Seminary with an M.Div. In 1987. He was ordained for the Diocese of Orlando in 1987 and has been pastor at Our Lady of Hope for the past three years. Fr. Chris was one of the founding pastors of FAITH with Rev. John Long and was its co-chair when he was pastor at St. Clare in Deltona later at Our Lady of Hope in Deltona. He is a retired Reserve Chaplain from the Air Force with the rank of Lt. Colonel after serving for 24 years.